Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) Polar Climate Change Scientists visit Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science

On October 15th,2019 Prof. Timo Vihma of the Polar Meteorology and Climatology  group and Director of the Meteorological Research unit at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, Helsinki, Finland),led a delegation to visit the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Science (AIR-CAS) to conduct academic and cooperative exchanges on Arctic space observation and climate change…

Arctic Policies and Strategies – Analysis, Synthesis and Trends

Forth-coming The scientific report “Arctic Policies and Strategies – Analysis, Synthesis and Trends”, with new and/or emerging trends of Arctic governance and geopolitics at the early-21st century, is forth-coming. It will be launched in late autumn 2019. By using quantitative and qualitative methods the study delivers a systematic and holistic analysis and synthesis of existing…

3MUGIS-2019 summer school

In connection with Moscow PEEX-office 3MUGIS-2019 summer school has been successfully held in Russia. In July-August 2019 five days of focused on-campus training in skills relevant to the sites visited occured at RUDN University in Moscow city. They was followed by an expanded two-week field tour from the White Sea (Kandalaksha town, 67N; 32E) to…

Finnish-Russian workshop and young scientists school on black carbon

Young scientists school “Chemistry of microparticles in the atmosphere, road dust, snow and surface waters and related health impacts”  and the Finnish-Russian workshop on “Black carbon in the atmosphere and significance compared to dust sources” was held at Moscow State University 17-18 September 2019. The event was organized by the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow…

City of Moscow and City of Helsinki visit SMEAR II, Hyytiälä

The City of Moscow and City Helsinki visited Station Measuring Ecosystem Atmosphere Relations (SMEAR II) Station in Hyytiälä in June. The Government of Moscow was represented by Polina Zakharova, Director of “Moscow monitoring” and her colleagues of City of Helsinki Esa Nikunen, Director General of the Environment Centre of Helsinki City; Alpo Tani (Land use…

Expedition to Turgen-Aksu glacier, Kyrgyzstan

Two INAR scientists David Brus and Jonas Svensson (both from FMI) together with ex-INARian Magdalena Brus (ICOS HO) have recently participated in a scientific expedition to Turgen-Aksu glacier in Kyrgyzstan. The main mission of the expedition was building a capacity of the Kyrgyz Hydromet to monitor the glaciers in Kyrgyzstan, since their knowledge, experience and…

Siberian aerosol measurements at Fonovaya station

Not so long time ago, the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki, started a new measurement campaign in the boreal forest of Siberia. The measurements are taking place at station Fonovaya, Tomsk region. I’ve worked at this station for two weeks, and that is why I want to tell you…